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Honduras offers options for WTO Appellate Body precedent practice

February 05, 2019 at 5:23 PM
In its fourth communication in two weeks, Honduras has proposed three options for addressing the World Trade Organization Appellate Body practice of treating its previous rulings as precedent: maintain the status quo, prohibit precedential treatment entirely or find a middle ground that would involve members’ input. The practice of treating past decisions as precedent is one of the several the U.S. has criticized as it continues to block nominations to the Appellate Body, leaving it with only three of its...

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